US brings down another unidentified flying object near Canada border

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US brings down another unidentified flying object near Canada border
US brings down another unidentified flying object near Canada border

New Delhi : The United States of America has shot down another unidentified flying object near the Canada US border. This is the fourth such incident in a little more than a week. The nation had recently suspected that China has been sending the surveillance objects over several nations, including the Chinese balloon which the latter had claimed to have mistakenly entered the US air space.

On President Joe Biden's order, a U.S. F-16 fighter shot down the object at 2:42 p.m. local time over Lake Huron on the U.S.-Canada border, Pentagon spokesperson Patrick Ryder said in an official statement.

Ryder cleared that there was no military threat from the object but since it could have created a hinderance in the domestic and international air traffic, so it has been shot down. The object was seen in an octagonal shape.

Since it is the fourth such object seen floating over the US skies, the nation has raised its suspicion over China. The US is now trying to establish the place of their origin and motive behind such objects.

U.S. officials identified the first object as a Chinese surveillance balloon and shot it down off the coast of South Carolina on February 4. On Friday, a second object was shot down over sea ice near Deadhorse, Alaska. And a third object was destroyed over Canada's Yukon on Saturday, with investigators still hunting for the wreckage.

Canada PM Justin Trudeau Statement

Meanwhile, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that for them the safety of its citizens is the prime priority due to which the decision was made to shoot down the unidentified flying object.

Since the entry of Chinese balloon in the US air space, the authorities have been scrutinizing such intrusions more closely near the border space.

China Denial

Amid regular claims by the United States that China has been sending surveillance objects over 40 nations, the nation has denied the claims. Particularly speaking on the Chinese balloon incident, China had cleared that the balloon lost its track and accidently entered the US space.